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Internal Funding

Morehead State University supports the research endeavors of its faculty and staff by offering internal funding opportunities:

  • The Research and Creative Productions Committee. A pool of funds administered by the University Research and Creative Productions Committee is available annually to support small research and/or creative production projects (up to $5,000) of faculty. Proposals are due in October each year for one-year projects beginning January. 
  • Research and Creative Productions Committee Summer Fellowships. A pool of funds administered by the University Research and Creative Productions Committee is available annually to provide summer salary support ($5,000) for faculty engaged in research and/or creative production projects. Applications are due in November each year for projects the following summer. Click here for application guidelines.

 

 

 

External Funding

Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) subscribes to the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN), a valuable resource available to assist faculty and staff in identifying external funding sources appropriate for their projects.

The network, developed by InfoEd International, includes three separate features geared toward helping both MSU faculty and RSP staff search for external funding and collaborate with researchers across the globe:
 

  • SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network): A searchable database of funding opportunities from current national and international government and private funding sources, including fellowships, research grants, publication support, curriculum development, and more. SPIN can be used to conduct manual searches of funding opportunities, but also has an advanced search tool allowing users to identify funding by specific scientific keywords, grant types and sponsors.
  • GENIUS (Global Expertise Network for Industry, Universities and Scholars): GENIUS can assist investigators in identifying potential collaborators through a registry and expertise profile system that contains profiles and/or curriculum vitae created and updated by faculty. GENUIS is used to store specific information about the user, such as scientific areas of interest, biosketches, degrees and contact information.
  • SMARTS (SPIN Matching and Research Transmittal Service): An automated daily alert system that uses both the GENIUS profiles and SPIN database to notify investigators of relevant new programs that match their profiles. SMARTS sends relevant funding opportunities to users via daily E-mail reports (when there are relevant matches) in either summary or full program format.

ORSP will work individually with faculty and staff to develop customized SPIN searches and profiles to assist in identifying funding opportunities for their research interests. To schedule an appointment, contact Janet Cline at 3-2541, or via e-mail at jl.cline@moreheadstate.edu.

Click here to access the SPIN database.

Grants.gov

Grants.gov is a federally-managed central storehouse for information on more than 1,000 grant programs from the 26 federal grant-making agencies. The web site allows users to search for grant opportunities by agency, keywords, or specific opportunities. ORSP acts as the Authorized Organizational Representative for all proposals submitted from the University through Grants.gov.

Click here to access Grants.gov

Research and Sponsored Programs Calendar

Research News
 

      • The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded MSU a $500,000 grant to continue the Appalachian Rural Dental Educational Program, an initiative started in 2011 with the University of Kentucky and the University of Pikeville to increase the number of practicing dentists in Appalachia, and provide a campus-based oral health awareness program. For more information, click here to view the official news release.
      • The Office of Accounting & Financial Services has released the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year Fringe Benefit Rates for all sponsored program budgeting. These rates are in effect for grants and contracts beginning on or after July 1, 2014. For more information, please contact the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs at 606-783-2010.
      • The US Environmental Protection Agency, through the Kentucky Division of Water, has awarded Morehead State University a three-year, $376,893 grant for implementation of the Triplett Creek Watershed Based Plan. Led by Environmental Center Director April Haight, the project aims to reduce nonpoint source pollutant loads in the Triplett Creek Watershed and meet water quality standards by implementing a plan that calls for a range of best management practices that target sediment, bacteria, nutrients, and other pollutants. Additional information about this project can be found by contacting April Haight at 606-783-2455.
      • The Kentucky Environmental Education Council has awarded Morehead State University a $112,000 grant to administer the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education (KUPEE). KUPEE focuses on achieving systemic change in the way universities prepare educators and future leaders by ensuring environmental education is central to colleges of education across the Commonwealth. Led by Biology Professor Brian Reeder, KUPEE is a partnership between MSU and Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, and Western Kentucky University. For more information about the project, please contact Brian Reeder at 606-783-2957.
      • The US Department for Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded Morehead State University a 3-year, $267,064 grant to design and implement a campus Suicide Prevention Program on all of MSU's campuses.  Directed by Mental Health Counselor Carol Barnett, the project seeks to create a Suicide Prevention Program that will systematically create a campus environment that is safer for all students, staff, and faculty, to intervene and assist those at risk for suicide, and to create an enhanced infrastructure to promote a cultural change regarding the perception of mental health. For more information about the project, please contact Carol Barnett at 606-783-2123.

       

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